Posted Monday, August 26, 2002 4:30 AM | Contributed by rampagelover
Georgia-based Wild Adventures offered Saturday to buy VisionLand for an undisclosed price and keep the bankrupt theme park open for at least the next five years. The financially troubled park is operating only its water park this year.
Read more from the Birmingham News.
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Actually, if Wild Adventures puts money into this park is could greatly affect SFoG's crowds. Of course, no major declines will occur in the first few years, but many people who visit SFoG come from Alabama, Mississippi, etc. If Visionland becomes bigger and more rides are added, SFoG could lose people that it got this year.
Of course, like I said, It would take a few years for any significant declines to occur.
I would have loved to see Mitchell say they wanted out of the business. But anyway, I simply can not believe why Wild Adventures wants the Authority to stick around. The lawyers have said that the cities must continue their annual payments NO MATTER WHAT. If they want to backout they have to give 5 years notice, which 1 or 2 already have. By the Way what part of AL are you from Rampagelover?
It also states that Wild Adventures is committed to investing at least $10 million during the next several years. So don't count on a new coaster any time soon for the park, maybe a flat or two if they do good over the next few years.
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